Segelurlaub Ijsselmeer

Ijsselmeer Route

The Netherlands

Welcome to the Ijsselmeer, The Netherlands

Besides being the biggest lake in Holland and in Western Europe, Ijsselmeer is also a perfect spot for thrill-seekers and yachting enthusiasts. The high winds, short swells and deep tides make sailing in Ijsselmeer extremely interesting. The area is well-known among kite surfers, and the shallow waters make it ideal for beginners. If your idea of holidays sailing is something more like cocktails, fun and sun, Ijsselmeer has numerous beautiful beaches you can relax on. Along the waterways you will find many charming ports not far from one another. The close proximity of the towns allows you to sail in short stages, making it a good area to practice. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway or for an adventurous sailing holiday, charter Ijsselmeer and have the adventure of a lifetime.

“I had the best time and probably the best vacation of my life sailing in Greece with Sailing Nations. Met some super nice people and the holiday was chilled and well organized, there was a bit of everything for all different tastes and moods: swimming, relaxing, hiking, sailing, partying, etc. The skippers were experienced which made me feel safe and I would recommend it to everyone, either if you are a sailor or not, you will not regret it! Would do it again for sure!” – Mariana, Switzerland

Example Itinerary

This is an example itinerary. Actually itinerary might differ depending on the wind and weather.


The numerous mansions, canals, churches and harbors give away the city’s glorious past and cultural heritage. The Zuiderzee Museum, which gives you an impression of the rich history of Enkhuizen and the former Zuiderzee, is the most important in town.


When you arrive in Makkum, you’ll find a charming fishing village with plenty of attractions for every want and craze. The lavish mansions and cozy bungalows nested on the banks of the lake Ijsselmeer add to the scenic landscape. Relax on the beach, explore the city or go shopping. Water sports enthusiasts have plenty of options to choose from.


Vlieland lies farthest from the coast and is the most remote island from the mainland. Covered in lush vegetation, with green high dunes, long beaches and clear waters, this small and quiet island is a peaceful oasis of relaxation.


With a rich history of power and influence, Hoorn is a living monument. Old mansions with beautiful architecture, churches and historic treasures surround you at every step. If you enjoy history and culture, Hoorn is a musts-see. In case you are looking for action, the city offers a great variety of water sports.


There’s obviously more to Amsterdam than the Red Light district or the coffee shops. Pedal along the canal and discover the beauty, charm and incredible culture that represent this city. Visit one of the many museums, stroll along the historic townscape, and shop for tulips and try their food.


Nested on the shore of Ijsselmeer, Medemblik is best known for its sailing events. You will love exploring this charming city and its 17th century mansions, big churches and the scenic Radboud castle.


The last day of our sailing holiday in Ijsselmeer will take you back to Lemmer. You’ll get to help the skipper and prove you’ve learned something during the week, walk through the city or enjoy the water sports.

What's included

  • exlusive yacht rental
  • Fully insured Yachts
  • Gas for the kitchen
  • Safety equipment
  • GPS & nautical charts
  • Final cleaning
  • Stereo with speakers
  • Tour planing and administration
  • A fully featured yacht with everything you need for amazing sailing holidays
  • A professional Skipper that will sail you to remote islands and amazing villages
  • Sun, sail, friendships, and unforgettable memories

What's excluded

  • Please bing EUR 30 in cash for a cruising kitty to cover variable cost of Food and Marina fees
  • Advisable to bring some spending money if you want to go out in the evenings.
  • Flights and transportation to base

Arrival / Departure

This is dependant upon the event. For short weekends following schedule applies:
Latest embarkation in on Friday at 9:00 PM
Disembarkation is on Sunday at 4:00 PM

Visa Information

If you need a visa or not really depends on the country. You can see a list of requirements here.

Getting There

The best way to get to Hoorn, Marina is with a car or with a train from Amsterdam.
Car sharing will be offered also from nearby cities.

These are great portals for finding flights:
These are great portals for finding accommodation:

Ready to go?

See below for our individual rates for both our Monohulls and Catamaran yachts.

Departure DateLocationYacht TypeAvailabilityStarting Price 
28 Apr 2017The Netherlands - IjsselmeerMonohullLimited€330 Book Now
25 May 2017The Netherlands - IjsselmeerMonohullAvailable€330 Book Now
1 Jun 2017The Netherlands - IjsselmeerMonohullAvailable€350 Book Now
14 Jun 2017The Netherlands - IjsselmeerMonohullAvailable€350 Book Now
29 Sep 2017The Netherlands - IjsselmeerMonohullAvailable€350 Book Now
27 Oct 2017The Netherlands - IjsselmeerMonohullAvailable€350 Book Now

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